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Victims diagnosed with serious injuries due to a Cartiva® implant can receive justice and compensation

Victims diagnosed with serious injuries due to a Cartiva® implant can receive justice and compensation

Anyone diagnosed with any of the following medical conditions after receiving a Cartiva® implant are encouraged to request a free, private case evaluation:

  • implant fracture, implant loosening, implant dislocation implant dislodgement, implant subsidence
  • infection
  • inflammation, pain, swelling
  • effusion
  • joint irritation
  • fibrosis
  • joint instability, joint malalignment
  • revision or conversion to fusion
  • allergic reaction to polyvinyl alcohol (PVA)
  • progressive osteoarthritis (OA)
  • incorrect implant placement
  • damage to adjacent or surrounding tissues
  • periarticular cyst
  • bone cyst, bone loss
  • sesamoid bone(s) irritation, sesamoid bone(s) fracture
  • metatarsal bone fracture
  • osteonecrosis
  • avascular necrosis


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Cartiva® implant details: The background and development of a harmful medical procedure


The FDA approved the Cartiva® Synthetic Cartilage Implant (SCI) in July 2016 for treating mid-stage to advanced arthritis at the base of the great toe.

In 2018, Wright Medical paid an estimated $435 million to acquire Cartiva®.

The Cartiva® implant is made from saline solution and polyvinyl alcohol–the same material as in soft contact lenses–and is almost the same size and shape of a mini-marshmallow.

The company has touted a variety of benefits that include:

  • The reduction of joint pain without sacrificing the foot's natural range of motion;
  • The retention of the patient's mobility and movement; also,
  • Patients may return to daily activities faster than patients who undergo a traditional fusion procedure, because of a less restrictive rehabilitation protocol.

Composed of a biocompatible, durable, low-friction organic polymer, the Cartiva® implant is designed to function similarly to natural cartilage as it compresses and expands much like real cartilage–and it can be implanted in about 35 minutes.

Cartiva® implant dangers: What makes this dangerous medical device an injury waiting to happen


Known as the MOTION trial, Cartiva®'s pivotal trial showed significantly higher pain scores, including a case series with mixed results and numerous online complaints from dissatisfied implant patients.

The following elements make the Cartiva® medical implant a potential danger to patients:

  • Smooth implant surface. Because the Cartiva® implant is very smooth on all surfaces, it creates a functional flaw in the design that may lead to serious injuries post-operation.
  • Subchondral plate violation. Without subchondral plate support–and with no alternative means of support–the Cartiva® implant situates into the soft metaphyseal bone, making it prone to impaction failure.
  • Little to no osseointegration. Osseointegration, or ingrowth of bone into the implant, is described as an essential aspect of implant stability–the absence of which is detrimental to surgical success
  • Placement in soft bone offers little support. Implant of Cartiva® into the supporting bone means the structure is too weak to provide the meaningful, long-term support required to resist the load applied to the implant.

“While some of the patients are satisfied with Cartiva®, a majority are dissatisfied with many citing pain that lasts longer than they expected," reveals Mike Matson, a medtech analyst at Needham & Co.

The Shield Justice Watch team believes that patients that received a Cartiva® implant and then suffered a serious medical injury diagnosis should be able to seek justice and compensation from the manufacturer in a court of law.

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